Robert Burns

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Ayrshire food trail: Robert Burns food and drink trail

20 Jul 2018

Food and drink locations around Ayrshire with connection to the life, work and inspiration of Ayrshire-born Scottish poet Robert Burns

Scotland's best-known poet, Robert Burns, was born on 25 January 1759 in a cottage in the village of Alloway, just to the south of the town of Ayr. He subsequently lived and worked in various locations around Ayrshire before his first collection of…

Best Burns Night events in Newcastle

18 Jan 2017

Where to get your haggis and whisky fix in Newcastle and the surrounding area

On 25 Jan every year, haggis sales soar all around the world as people sit down to celebrate the life and work of Scotland's national poet, Robert Burns. If you're in Newcastle or the surrounding area, there are a number of events planned throughout…

Haggis's poster boy

18 Mar 2015

Robert Burns still lends a hand with food tourism, with attractions including express Burns Suppers

Few foods unite people in celebration, on the same night of the year, across the world, quite like the haggis. Loved and lauded, the haggis has transformed the annual celebration of the life of Robert Burns into a traditional, often dramatic Scottish…

Celebrate the Bard with a Burns Supper

7 Jan 2015

Make sure you mark the Bard’s birthday with food, drink and a bit of banter

It’s that time of year where Scots and honorary Scots all over the world raise a glass in tribute to our national poet. Perhaps our nation’s most famous figure, Robert Burns penned some of Scotland’s most evocative poetry and prose, with 'Auld Lang…